PHI 445 – Week 1 – 5 All Assignments and Discussion Questions – Latest Version

Week 4

DQ1

A power station is planned in your local area and you have been requested to submit a primary cost-benefit analysis of the potential economic and environmental impact that the station could have. Prepare a list of pros and cons and a preliminary judgment on whether it should go ahead.

If a particular group to which you currently belong, or previously belonged, were to throw-out the list of pros and cons and rely on ethical predisposition of the business, what would be the preliminary judgment?

DQ2

Reviewing the investments in your portfolio, you realize that the carbon footprint connected to your investments is relatively large, but your oil company stock also pays for the family holidays each year. The company’s website also says that it uses a high proportion of its profits to invest in green and renewable fuels of the future. Do you keep the stock or sell? Why? What principles did you apply in making this decision? Also, how does one check the credibility of the company and its website?

Consider the ethical perspective of a particular group to which you currently belong or previously belonged, would the group keep or sell the stock? Why?

Week Four Journal

Objective: The learner will be able to recall, analyze, evaluate, and apply Week Four activities to a Week Four Journal in preparation for the Final Paper.

Instructions: In this assignment you will summarize the key points from this week’s activities so you may attribute them to the Week Five Case Study. The journal is the same for every week so you will be able to plan your journal responses as you are completing the readings and participating in the class. Please populate all fields in the table appearing under each section of the journal. Please post the completed table to the in-box designated for the journal activity in Week Four, Day 7.